Excel SQRT Function

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel SQRT Function in Excel to calculate the square root, with formula examples.

SQRT Function Description:

The SQRT Function Calculates the square root of a number.

Formula Examples:

sqrt function examples

Example Formula Result
1 =SQRT(C5) 3
2 =SQRT(C6) 8
3 =SQRT(C7) 10.0498756211209

Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the SQRT Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

number – A number.

Additional Notes

Use the SQRT Function to calculate the square root of a number.

Alternatively you can raise the number to the .5 power:
=5^.5 is the same as =sqrt(5) is the same as =product(5,.5)

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How to use the SQRT Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:
sqrt formula syntax
You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=SQRT(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut CTRL + A (A for Arguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:
how to use the sqrt function in excel

For more information about the SQRT Formula visit the
Microsoft Website.